The long-awaited moment has finally arrived. After months and months of rumors and concerns, Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy resurfaces from its ashes and will be revealed with much more detail This Thursday, March 17 at 22:00 during a State of Play dedicated entirely to Him.

In general, Sony only does this for high potential titles as great tourism recently, and this confirms, in a way, the ambition behind this avalanche software role game. If we already know that the state of play It will show us 14 minutes of game from Hogwarts Legacy, here van our 5 great expectations for this state of play.

Hogwarts Legacy: The launch date finally revealed?

Scheduled for this year, it would be time for Warner Bros. Games to reveal the final launch date of Hogwarts Legacy, right? Hoping this State of Play dedicated to the gameplay of the Harry Potter role game is not a way to further delay the deadline, but that should not be the case. In truth, The election of presenting a new trailer to the whole world this Thursday is not Baladí. Not only is it necessary to calm the expectations of the fans a little, but also plan a whole communication plan and marketing around the game Before the premiere of third part of fantastic animals in the cinema.

The film is scheduled for April 13, it could be said that a newly impressive new advance will impress the public during the commercial projections in the cinema. Anyway, the only “official” indication we have regarding the launch date of Hogwarts Legacy is that should be launched after Dumbledore’s secrets, and therefore after April.

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It remains to be seen if the few insiders point to September will be right or if WB will prefer a launch this summer. Or better yet: a launch in a few weeks to fill the void that left in May Forspoken. It seems a little soon but we hope, whatever happens, the announcement of an accurate release date this afternoon during the State of Play.

The creation of our character.

This is probably the option that more fans prefer in this type of game: The customization of foot to head of your magician or witch. The creation of the avatar was already very advanced in the mobile games of Portkey Games: Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Hogwarts MyStery and even the most recent, Magic Awakened. Therefore, we can assume that in a title of such magnitude, in consoles and PC, the personalization will be up to the expectations.

In the filtration of 2018 we saw the interface to create your character and seemed quite complete with options for the body and for the face, as well as accessories and brands on the skin (scars, tattoos, etc.). Depending on filtration, it was also affirmed that we could choose between 8 characters classes **, to see if this has been maintained after all these years of development. As for the choice of house (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin or Hufflepuff), we do not know if this will be done during the creation of the character, if it will be random or it will be necessary to complete a questionnaire as in pottermore. Maybe a connection to the official JK Rowling website will be necessary?

The immensity of the open world

The Hogwarts school is great. Very big. The game is officially described as an open world, so the big question is: Will all the castle be explored, room per room? Will we be able to find secrets and other Easter eggs scattered throughout the school of sorcery? And, better yet, can we really explore the surroundings of Hogwarts freely as it seems to indicate the first trailer with the passage on Hypogriff’s back? The Quidditch Stadium, the small island on the lake, the forbidden forest, Hogsmeade… The world of Harry Potter is huge and we are anxious to learn more about freedom of movement and possible explorable limit areas. Logic dictates that areas such as Azkaban prison should be instances as dungeons.

The multiplayer side of Harry Potter RPG

Although rumors indicate that the game will have multiplayer functions, nothing has been confirmed until now. We do not even know if the main scenario will be possible in cooperative mode, for example, or if the quidditch matches will be available with a global competition system. Is Hogwarts Legacy a purely solo role play or will offer multiplayer?

If we rely on Portkey Games’ latest game (the official tag of Harry Potter games), we see that the address taken is that of a mmo with many multiplayer mechanics. At Magic Awakened, it is possible to play Quidditch, dance at dancing or even create a bedroom in multiplayer mode. We can only hope that some ideas of this successful mobile game in China are taken and that soon is available in Europe.

The intriguing Hogwarts History Legacy

It is official, the story of Hogwarts Legacy will be set at the end of 1800. Let’s say, for example, the 1890s, a time when they had not yet been born or Harry, nor Ron, nor Hermi1. On the other hand, a character you know well entered the Hogwarts school in 1892: Albus Dumbledore. We also know that an ancestor of the manager of the wand store, Ollivander , will be present and that, so So much, we can choose your wand at the beginning of the game.

The site also indicates that we interpret a student who is late at the Hogwarts School (probably in the fifth year) and that the latter controls an ancient magic. Obviously, it will be possible to make decisions to lean on the side of evil or good, confront dragons and other creatures, tame fantastic animals or explore dungeons.

In short, the first trailer does not indicate a lot of the scenario if not its time. We hope that the game session of this Thursday is an opportunity to learn more about the history and potential links with the times we know about Harry Potter’s books. Note also that the game will also take place a few years before Norbert Dragonneau Enter Hogwarts (in 1906).